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Decree No 90-135 of February 8, 1990 relating to the entry in production of the young vines for the controlled labels of origin and - J.O Number 38 of February 14, 1990 Decree of January 22, 2001 modifying the decree of March 4, 1937 relating to the definition of the appellation contrôlée “Serious” - J.O n° 23 of January 27, 2001
Art 1st. -
(Supplemented, D. July 17, 1956). - Only to the appellation contrôlée the “Serious” white wines and reds are entitled which, answering the conditions below, were collected on the territories of the following communes, except for the pieces located on modern alluvia and sands on impermeable basement, and also of the grounds normally devoted to the forest culture: Bègles, Talence, Pessac, Villenave-in Ornon, Canéjan, Cestas. Illac, Gradignan, Martignas, Mérignac, Brède, Ayguemortes-the-Serious, Beautiran, Cabanac-Villagrains, Cadaujac, Castrate, Isle ? Saint-George, Léognan, Martillac, Saint-Medard-in Eyrans, Saint-Morillon, Saint-Selve, Saucats, Podensac, Arbanats, Budos, Cérons, Guillos, Illats, Landiras, Portets, Pujols-on-Ciron, Saint-Michel-of-Rieufret, Virelade, Eysines, Toulenne, Langon, Saint-Pierre-of-Mons, Roaillan, Mazères, Léogeats, Saint-Forgiveness, Haillan.Le perimeter of the surface of production thus defined will be deferred on the cadrastal map of the common interested parties by the experts appointed by the management committee of the national committee of the labels of origin, and the layout, established by their care, will be, after approval by the national committee, deposited in the town halls of the common interested parties before September 1, 1937.
Art 2. -
(Modified, D. November 8, 1955. art 3). - The wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée Graves will have to come from following type of vines: For the red wines: Merlot, Cabernets, Malbec, Small Verdot.Pour white wines: Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle.Toutefois are tolerated during a time expiring before the grape harvest of 1965 the Saint-émilion type of vine of Charentes in a proportion not exceeding 30% of encépagement. This type of vine is from now on interdict in all the plantations and all the replacements.
Art 3. -
(Modified, D. September 14, 1953). - The red wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Serious” will have to come from musts containing at least, before any enrichment or concentration, 170 grams of natural sugar per liter and to present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholic strength of 10 degrees of actual alcoholic strength. The white wines being entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Serious” will have to come from musts containing at least, before any enrichment or concentration, 187 grams of natural sugar per liter and to present, after fermentation, a minimum alcoholic strength of actual alcoholic strength 11°. (3° subparagraph of the decree of Repealed March 4, 1937, D. January 22, 2001)
Art 3 (a). -
(Added, D. January 22, 2001) - to be entitled to the controlled label of origin “Serious higher”, the white wines must come from grapes collected by sort manual successive and present a minimum natural alcoholometric title of 12,5% by volume. Cannot be regarded as with good maturity any unit batch of vintage having a high content in sugar lower than 195 grams of natural sugar per liter of must. The higher wines asserting the controlled label of origin “Serious” must present after fermentation an actual alcoholic strength of 12% minimum volume and a minimal content of 18 grams residual sugars per liter.
Art 4. -
(Modified, D. January 22, 2001). - The basic output of the controlled label of origin “Serious” is fixed at 50 hectolitres per hectare of vine for the red wines and the white wines. The basic output of the controlled label of origin “Serious higher” is fixed at 40 hectolitres per hectare of vine. (Modified, D. 90-135 of February 8, 1990). - The benefit of the controlled label of origin, can be granted to the wines coming from the young vines only as from the second year following that during which the plantation was carried out places from there before August 31.
Art 5. -
Within one year, of the proposals tending to specify a regulation of the size will have to be made at the national committee of the labels of origin by the wine trade union of the low registers. [The provisions relating to the regulation of the size and the densities of plantation were defined by a decree of Feb 15, 1947] From the grape harvest of 1947, only to L ? appellation contrôlée the “Serious” wines will be entitled answering all the conditions fixed by the decree of control of March 4, 1937 modified by the decree of August 31, 1939, and coming from the vines which will have been cut and planted in accordance with the provisions hereafter: Red type of vines. ? the only mode of size authorized is the size with cots and astes the stock having 2 astes in 5 eyes for the Sauvignon Cabernet, Malbec, Merlot and Small Verdot and 7 eyes for the frank Cabernet and Carmenère. The cots of return being cut to a ? it, an additional growth called “indent” could be kept carrying 2 or 3 buttons to the maximum, but this mode of size will not have to assign more than 25% of stocks of the vineyard D ? the same owner. Type of vine white ? the only authorized modes of size are as follows: With ? size in range, the stock including/understanding from 2 to 5 arms carrying on the whole 4 to 6 cots to the maximum, cut in 2 frank eyes for Sémillon and to 3 or 4 eyes for Sauvignon.B ? simple the Guyot size, the stock carrying a long cut wood in 8 frank eyes to the maximum and a cot in 2 frank eyes. The density of plantation will be 5.000 to 10.000 feet with L ? hectare following the nature of the ground.
Art 6. -
The wine making will be in conformity with the local practice. (Addition, D. December 28, 1959). - The wines could not be put in circulation with this name without a certificate issued by an inspection board indicated by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies on a proposal from the trade union of name. This commission will examine whether the wine answers the conditions fixed by the regulation in force and in particular by this decree. Its reasoned opinion will be transmitted to interested and the indirect tax authorities. Rules of procedure, approved by the national Institute of the labels of origin of the wines and brandies, will determine the procedure to be followed for the delivery of the certificate. [These provisions were supplemented by the decree n°74.871.du October 19.]
Art 7. -
(Replaced. D. July 6, 1984). - The wines for which, under the present decree, will be asserted the controlled label of origin “Serious” cannot be declared after harvest, be offered to the public, be dispatched, put on sale or be sold without, in the declaration of harvest, the advertisements, on the leaflets, labels, containers unspecified, the label of origin “Low registers” being registered and is accompanied by the mention “appellation contrôlée”, the whole in very apparent characters.
Art 8. -
The use of any indication or any sign likely to make believe in the purchaser that a wine is entitled to the appellation contrôlée “Serious”, whereas it does not answer all the conditions fixed by this decree, will be continued in accordance with the general legislation on the frauds and the protection of the labels of origin (L. August 1, 1905. art 1st and 2; L. May 6, 1919. art 8: D. August 19, 1921. art 13), without damage of the sanctions of a tax nature, if it is necessary. Warning: Information pré senté be on this site are the subject of a clause of nonresponsabilité INAO_19370304_5002/11/2006 Downloadable document: AOC Graves_2001.doc